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Although the spot may be long gone, sometimes the mark remains. If you had moderate to severe acne, it’s not unusual to see acne scars after the breakout has cleared up. Scars and spots may become more noticeable on people with lighter complexions. Many people reach for a heavy concealer to mask the mark until it heals. Instead of relying on makeup for camouflage, try these healing treatments.
Minimise the look of scars
Microneedling is an at-home technique that ramps up the skin’s natural healing process. The microneedling tool contains tiny needles that, when rolled over the skin, create tiny wounds. This prompts the skin to produce more collagen and elastin, which are essential for the creation of healthy skin cells. So, what does this mean for acne scars? Microneedling prompts the skin to create new cells and speeds up healing. As a result, the scar becomes less noticeable until it blends with the surrounding skin. When done once a week, you can reduce the appearance of acne scars and reveal an even, healthier complexion.
Follow up the microneedling procedure with Refine Retinol Serum. Retinol, a derivative of vitamin A, is essential for new cell production. Refine improves skin tone and texture while also stimulating collagen and elastin production. Since it’s encapsulated, this retinol is easily tolerated by all skin types. Apply it post-microneedling and then every third night afterwards until you’ve built up a tolerance to the product.
Another retinol product to incorporate is Serum 16 Retinol Complex, a prescription-strength retinol product. Serum 16 also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin to improve skin’s texture and even skin tone. In addition to reducing the appearance of discolouration, Serum 16 also improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Revive skin tone
An exfoliating brightening mask, such as Glow Bamboo Brightening Mask, remove dead skin cells that accumulate on the surface that dull your complexion. The Glow mask gently exfoliates to improve skin tone and texture and revealing glowing skin. When used once a week, it’ll even skin tone and reduce the appearance of discolouration from acne scars.
Boost the effectiveness of Vitamin A
Vitamin A works best when combined with vitamin C. The challenge is finding a vitamin C product that is not only stable, but maintains potency. Pure C Mixing Crystals are vitamin C in a stable, crystalized form. When mixed with a product that contains vitamin A, such as Refine, it boosts its efficiency by increasing the production of collagen and elastin. Since it’s non-irritating, combine it with Refine and use it at night before bed. If you notice sensitivity to retinol products, use it a few times a week and work up to using it every night.
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